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The $100 Startup

Reinvent the Way You Make A Living, Do What You Love, and Create A New Future
Guillebeau, Chris (eBook - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Here, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose--and earn a good living. Still in his early thirties, Chris has traveled around the world--and yet he's never held a "real job" or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment, and he's focused on the 50 most intriguing case studies. Here, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who've learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment. It's all about finding the intersection between your expertise and what other people will pay for. You don't need an MBA, a business plan or even employees. All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid.--From publisher description.
Authors: Guillebeau, Chris
Statement of Responsibility: Chris Guillebeau
Title: The $100 startup
reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love, and create a new future
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 285 p.) : ill.
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Prologue: Manifesto: a short guide to everything you want
Pt. 1: Unexpected entrepreneurs. Renaissance : you already have the skills you need
you just have to know where to look ; Give them the fish : how to put happiness in a box and sell it ; Follow your passion
maybe : get paid to do what you love by making sure it connects to what other people want ; The rise of the roaming entrepreneur : "location, location, location" is overrated ; The new demographics : your customers all have something in common, but it has nothing to do with old-school categories
Pt. 2: Taking it to the streets. The one-page business plan : if your mission statement is much longer than this sentence, it could be too long ; An offer you can't refuse : the step-by-step guide to creating a killer offer ; Launch! A trip to Hollywood from your living room or the corner coffee shop ; Hustling : the gentle art of self-promotion : advertising is like sex
only losers pay for it ; Show me the money : unconventional fundraising from Kickstarter to unlikely car loans
Pt. 3: Leverage and next steps. Moving on up : tweaking your way to the bank : how small actions create big increases in income ; How to franchise yourself : instructions on cloning yourself for fun and profit ; Going long : become as big as you want to be (and no bigger) ; But what if I fail? How to succeed even if your roof caves in on you
Summary: Here, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose--and earn a good living. Still in his early thirties, Chris has traveled around the world--and yet he's never held a "real job" or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment, and he's focused on the 50 most intriguing case studies. Here, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who've learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment. It's all about finding the intersection between your expertise and what other people will pay for. You don't need an MBA, a business plan or even employees. All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid.--From publisher description.
Subject Headings: New business enterprises Management Entrepreneurship
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Topical Term: New business enterprises
Entrepreneurship
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternate Title: One hundred dollar startup
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Guillebeau, Chris. $100 startup. New York : Crown Business, 2012 9780307951526 (DLC) 2012003093 (OCoLC)775590883
ISBN: 9780307951540
0307951545
Branch Call Number: eNYPL Book
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Dec 25, 2013
  • Jessica_Mansfield rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I literally just finished this book about 10 mins ago and I am leaving encouraged and apprehensive all at once! I never thought Entrepreneur as a title for myself but my mind has definitely changed! I am definitely Ready!

Jun 24, 2013
  • TheresaAJ rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a good book for anyone who's considering starting a small or micro business. It has lots of lists, pointers, and true-life stories about making a living as your own boss. I especially like the author's three "musts" for getting started -- 1) have a product or service, 2) have people willing to pay for that product or service, and 3) have a way to get paid.

Jun 20, 2013
  • HereHere rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

There are some good ideas in here. It is a short book and I find the format (boxes, etc.) distracting, but it is a quick read that will stimulate your brain.

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